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Out in the Open: Artistic Explorations in the Public Domain


Presented by the ever-tasteful Household, Out in the Open: Artistic Explorations in the Public Domain will ask a few questions:

What constitutes a piece of public art? Should it be outdoors and monumental? Permanent and made of strong, durable materials? Or is it something that can be more fluid, intimate in scale and ephemeral in execution; operating in our constantly changing urban environment in new ways, inviting us to consider our surroundings in a new light and asking difficult questions about how city spaces are developed and controlled?

A three-day programme of new commissions, screenings, interventions and conversations about “what it means to make art in the public domain in 2015”, it will premiere new artworks in Belfast and invite leading local and international artists, researchers and producers to present key projects and case studies that explore the transformative possibilities of public art.

Sound good? Full information about the programme can be found over at the Household website. To book tickets for our bus tour, symposium or Philip Ewe’s screening email

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